Martin Millar

  • Senior Lecturer  

    Email: mpmillar@brookes.ac.uk
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 483915

    MA (Hons.) in English Language and Linguistics, Edinburgh
    MSc in Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh 


  • I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in English Language Teaching in September 1992 at the point when Oxford Polytechnic became Oxford Brookes University. Prior to that I held positions at Stirling University, Hiroshima University, the Institute for Public Administration in Riyadh, and at Edinburgh University. As well as teaching English in these institutions, I have also taught Linguistics, British History and Culture, Politics and International Relations.
    My role has changed in keeping with Brookes’ evolutionary development, and with the transformations that have impacted on the unit now known as Oxford Brookes International. At present, I am responsible for five modules: Foundation Law, Foundation Politics, Foundation International Relations, Orientation to University Studies, and the undergraduate-level module Language and Society. With exception of the first, which is taught by a subject specialist, I have taught these modules and several others which have featured in the changing portfolio of courses offered by OBI. These include in-sessional undergraduate and post-graduate language enhancement modules, University English academic listening and speaking at levels 3 and 4, the independent study module for Pre-Master's students, the International Foundation Project as well as Linguistics modules no longer offered. As well as teaching, I have served as Field Chair (aka Subject Co-ordinator) and Deputy Field Chair on Foundation courses.
    Millar, M. (2007) ‘Sources for courses: past and present practice, future possibilities’ in O.  Alexander (ed) Proceedings of the 2005 joint BALEAP/SATEFL Conference: New Approaches to Materials Development for Language Learning Bern: Peter Lang AG.

    Maher, J., Millar, M., Sayanagi, N., Rackham, D., Nishizono-Maher, A. Usui, N. Buckley, L. (2010) ‘Multilingual Awareness in Japan: a national survey of Young Persons’ attitudes Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Vol.16, No. 1,  October 2010.
    IATEFL (1980-82-90) JALT (1983-90) BAAL (2002, 2005, 2014) BALEAP (1997, 2002, 2005) JIG (1995, 1996, 2000-2014) GEG (2005-2013)
    Italian, French, Japanese.